November 19, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

ULLIN - Freshman forward Michael Tucker erupted for 17 second-half points to help lead the John A. Logan College men's basketball team to a hard-fought 91-78 win at Shawnee College Wednesday.

With the victory, the Volunteers improve to 8-0 on the season, 1-0 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference, while the Saints fall to 0-1 in the league and 3-3 overall.

Logan placed six players in all in double figures. Tucker finished with a team-high 19 points. Devontavius Payne followed with 17. Tamas Bruce tacked on 12. Jarvis Calhoun notched 11. Jalen Perry and Jerome Davis flipped in 10 each. 

"I thought Shawnee outplayed us tonight, but credit our kids for hanging in there and getting things done when we needed them most," said Vols head coach Kyle Smithpeters. "It's hard to complain too much about being 8-0, including five in a row on the road."

Logan returns to action at 3 p.m. Saturday against Southwestern Illinois in Belleville.